Monday, May 23, 2011
Amway IBOs Craftmanship Versus Getting Permission
When you’re an Amway IBO you have to get permission from the upline about everything.
After our car got broken into - nothing taken because I interrupted the thief just busted the window - Ambot decides to get an alarm installed. He asks the Platinum’s permission. I mean what the fuck??? Would he have decided not to get an alarm if the sack of shit said no? The sack of shit says he knows someone crossline who can install an alarm for us. He moonlights installing alarms and sound systems. He comes out to install the alarm. I’m at home and I get the impression he doesn’t know what he’s doing. It takes him all day, like 10 hours or so. But then he’s an IBO and spends a lot of time on his cell phone talking and texting. At some point later on another guy showed up to assist him but left after a couple of hours. I doubt all the phone calls were Amway related. I think he was phoning someone for advice on how to install the alarm.
Eventually he gets it installed. I think Ambot had arrived home by that time. We each got a remote control. It sets/deactivates the alarm and locks/unlocks the doors at the same time. Beep. Beep beep.
Except its intermittent on the door lock/unlock thing. The alarm always sets but we have to double check the doors and often use the key if it didn’t automatically lock/unlock. It’ll work for a few months then stop for working for awhile. For the past 2 months the door lock/unlock has not been working. Maybe one day it’ll start working again.
The remotes attach to our key rings. Except Ambot’s ring broke so he has to carry the remote in his pocket. Last year I picked up my key chain and realized the remote was missing. Ambot had decided since he usually drives the car that he should have the one where the ring is still intact and put it on his key chain. I have the broken remote sitting in my purse for those times when I might need to drive it. Of course I never seem to have the purse with me when I open the door not realizing the alarm was set and the doors just didn't lock. Yeah that can get kind of embarrassing.
So the craftmanship and quality of the system and install is not good. But what else do you expect from someone who’s involved with Amway. Ambot should have known better and got it professionally installed at a shop. Saved himself $100 maybe by getting this kid to install it.
We’ve been having various issues with the car ever since the alarm was installed. Sometimes the car needs a jump start to get started. Other times we take it to the mechanic. And of course once we take it to the mechanic it fires up just fine when he’s witnessing it! Our mechanic says he thinks the kid who installed the alarm did something wonky with the wiring and patched it in where it shouldn’t have been and that explains why the door lock/unlock isn’t working and possibly why the truck won't start sometimes. Its just one of life’s unexplained mysteries.
A friend of ours - who has NOTHING to do with Amway - knows someone who’s wired alarms and knows what he’s doing and will come out for a look. Hopefully we’ll get it fixed by someone who doesn’t suffer from Amway shitty craftmanship syndrome.